Auckland Botanical Gardens

Auckland Botanical Gardens

Auckland botanical gardens

We spent a sunny Saturday afternoon walking around Auckland’s Botanic Gardens. Here is my photo Journey. Continue reading “Auckland Botanical Gardens”

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Postcards from Wellington Part 2

Postcards from Wellington Part 2

Te Papa

So on our first full day in Wellington we decided to visit Te papa. This is the national museum of New Zealand it covers a wide range of areas from the natural world and local environment to history of the Maori and New Zealand.  We spent most of the day here as there is much to see, The most amount of time was spent in the newest exhibition Gallipoli: the scale of our war. We did queue for about 45 mins to get in but it was well worth it.

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Postcards from ……. Wellington Part 1

Postcards from ……. Wellington Part 1

This week i really wanted to share the photos i have taken from my most recent trip.  We will take a break from our normal scheduling to bring you The Postcards from Wellington Series (I felt a bit like a tv announcer announcing an important news bulletin lol). – Alex

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Postcards from Thailand

Postcards from Thailand

Being so much closer to Thailand in Australia than i was in the UK, i made sure i used this as chance to explore the wonders this country holds. I decided to do an organised tour as there a small amount of unrest at that time and i didn’t feel comfortable travelling as a solo woman. I joined a group called ThaIntro which is run through the Nomads hostel chain and they organised the whole first week – accommodation, food, trips and travel. I stayed on a bit longer to add some relaxation time to my trip. This got changed when the hostel offered me a chance to do my PADI open water diving course and helped re-arrange some of my activities so i could complete it in time. 
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In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit

In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit

“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.’
I should think so — in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!”
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Hobbit

Arriving in the land of the Hobbits, the one thing i could not do was leave without a visit to the famous Hobbiton. My birthday was a month after i landed and what better present to myself than to have a trip to visit the film set of one of my favourite books of all time, the book i reread every few years.  Continue reading “In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit”